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    Life in Alternate Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This online lecture provides information about life in extreme environments from the perspective of an undergraduate geology class. It explores current conditions for life, the origins of life, and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

    Life in extreme environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
    Extreme Environments: High Pressure, High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Acidic
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Extremophilic Bacteria and Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Acidic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

    Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book provides a detailed overview of extremophiles, life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Astrobiology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Anoxic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

    Adaptation to life at high salt concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book provides an overview of current research on halophilic microorganisms, highlighting the diversity of life forms adapted to tolerate high salt concentrations and low water activities. ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Biology, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional